Posted on 06-29-2021 11:59 AM
IBM normalized their installation namespaces on Mac/Windows, and changed where they store the license server settings inside a file called "/Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/commutelicense.ini".
I wrote a script to update this - its similar to the spssprod.inf file. On launch however I get this popup:
Clicking "apply existing license" goes right into the app and checks out a license. The warning doesn't come back.
I found that some setting (where I'm not sure) is stored in a file called "com.ibm.spss.plist" in the user profile preferences folder. I can't of course just copy this over to an existing profile because it has many hard coded paths to my user profile inside it.
Anyone else run into this issue? I'll likely bounce the issue off IBM support, but I thought I'd ask here as well.
Posted on 07-05-2021 11:25 AM
I've been doing the same process you've been doing for years and I'm getting the same result. I went to running this script post install and seems to make everything work as it should.
#!/bin/sh SERVERPATH="FQDN Server Goes Here" ACTIVATIONPATH="/Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation" cd "$ACTIVATIONPATH" ./licenseactivator LSHOST=$SERVERPATH COMMUTE_MAX_LIFE=7
03-30-2022 03:22 AM - edited 03-30-2022 06:23 AM
I have tried the script and it is working well. However I am still getting the pop up window?
Would you have a fix for it?
Posted on 11-15-2022 02:24 AM
Thank you very much for this, worked first time!
The policy is the SPSS package and this script with the license server set to After
Posted on 07-29-2021 11:48 AM
do you know if IBM SPSS 28 also has the silent_install.dmg?
I've been waiting for an answer from IBM and from people that have access to check but it's taking forever
SPSS 27 and earlier had the silent_install.dmg so hopefully 28 does too. thanks
Posted on 08-04-2021 01:11 PM
I am having the same issue with this popup, except we are using local licenses instead of a license server. Any idea how to circumvent this pop up?
Posted on 08-16-2021 07:51 AM
08-16-2021 07:56 AM - edited 08-16-2021 09:51 AM
Yeah… but it was pretty hacky. I spoke with their support and they said
that for proper licensing and install the install package had to be called
from an install script. So I created a new package that placed their
package into a temp location. Then used post install script on the new
package to call their package and license. --
James Herrin Jr
*Desktop Support Group*
Posted on 08-16-2021 07:59 AM
Thank you for the quick reply! Is that script (without any information about your license or institution, of course) available somewhere?
08-16-2021 08:01 AM - edited 08-17-2021 02:08 PM
Here is what I used.
#!/bin/sh ## postinstall sudo installer -pkg /private/tmp/SSC_28.00.00_MacOS.pkg -target / cd "/Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation" ./licenseactivator f5555d4e3d5555c82544 exit 0 ## Success
Posted on 08-17-2021 01:42 PM
Thank you! I'm embarrassed to say that I misunderstood my own environment, and actually was able to use the script posted earlier in order to use our license server (we have both a server license and local licenses).
Just a heads up, you may want to make sure that the last part of your script isn't a license code. I haven't tested your script but you probably want to make sure that's unpublished if it is 🙂
01-20-2023 08:28 AM - edited 01-20-2023 09:24 AM
Same issue with v29 of SPSS